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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the American Eel in Canada


Assessment and Status Report

on the

American Eel

Anguilla Rostrata


in Canada

American Eel (Anguilla rostrata)

Special concern - 2006



COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk.  This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC 2006.  COSEWIC assessment and status report on the American eel Anguilla rostrata in Canada.  Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.  Ottawa.  x + 71 pp.  (http://www.registrelep-sararegistry.gc.ca/sar/assessment/status_e.cfm).

Production note:

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge V. Tremblay, D.K. Cairns, F. Caron, J.M. Casselman, and N.E. Mandrak for writing the status report on the American eel Anguilla rostrata in Canada, overseen and edited by Robert Campbell, Co-chair (Freshwater Fishes) COSEWIC Freshwater Fishes Species Specialist Subcommittee.  Funding for this report was provided by Environment Canada.


For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: (819) 997-4991 / (819) 953-3215
Fax: (819) 994-3684
E-mail: COSEWIC/COSEPAC@ec.gc.ca

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur l’anguille d'Amérique  (Anguilla rostrata) au Canada.

Cover illustration:
American eel -- (Lesueur 1817).  From Scott and Crossman (1973) by permission.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2004
Catalogue No. CW69-14/458-2006E-PDF
ISBN 0-662-43225-8

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